Booking to 11 January 2015
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures dance company returns to Sadler’s Wells this Christmas with Edward Scissorhands.
Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake) and his New Adventures dance company present their magical adaptation of Tim Burton’s beloved film fable Edward Scissorhands.
Following sold-out shows around the world, this sumptuous production returns to Sadler’s Wells Theatre for a limited Christmas season.
Edward Scissorhands features choreography by acclaimed multi-award-winning director and choreographer Matthew Bourne, set and costumes by Olivier Award winner Lez Brotherston, and the beautiful music from the movie by Danny Effman.
The show stars Dominic North, who returns to the title role that earned him a Best Male Dancer National Dance Award nomination. Joining him in the role of Edward will be Billy Elliot star Liam Mower.
Edward Scissorhands is a boy who is still unfinished when the inventor who created him dies. Alone and friendless, with sharp, unwieldy blades where his hands should be, Edward attempts to make his way in the world and find his place among a well-meaning community who struggle to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.
Edward played by Dominic North or Liam Mower.
Kim Boggs played by Ashley Shaw or Katy Lowenhoff.
Peg Boggs played by Etta Murfitt; Peg Boggs, Joyce Monroe and Tiffany Covitt played by Madelaine Brennan; Joyce Monroe played by Saranne Curtin.
Other cast include Tom Clark, Dominic Lamb, Leon Moran, Tim Hodges, Jack Jones, Danny Collins, Gavin Persand, Gareth Charlton, Cindy Ciunfrini, Tom Davies, Pia Driver, Nicole Kabera, Mari Kamata, Daisy May Kemp, Dena Lague, Chris Neumann And Edwin Ray, Will Bozier, Steph Elstob, Harry Francis, Bethany Pike, Katelyn Severn, Alex Sturman and Katie Webb.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
Reviews of previous productions
“EDWARD’S MAGIC SHEARS MAKE SHEAR THEATRICAL MAGIC” TIME MAGAZINE
“THE MATTHEW BOURNE – TIM BURTON CHEMISTRY IS FIZZING… A CRACKING PIECE OF THEATRE” GUARDIAN
“TRULY MAGICAL…THIS IS A SHOW FOR LOVERS OF DANCE, MUSICALS, FILM AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN” THE SCOTSMAN
“BOURNE CUTS A DASH WITH HIS MAGICAL, WITTY SCISSORHANDS” EVENING STANDARD
“MOVES FROM IT’S OPENING CURTAIN THROUGH TO IT’S SNOW FALLING CURTAIN CALLS WITH A GRACE, A CHARM, A WIT, A MOMENTUM AND A DEPTH WORTHY OF ANY CREATION CALLING ITSELF A BALLET ” WALL STREET JOURNAL
“A SHEAR DELIGHT! BOURNE’S GLEAMING SCISSORHANDS IS A TRIUMPH” DAILY MAIL
WINNER – NEW YORK DRAMA DESK AWARD Unique Theatrical Experience
WINNER – MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS AWARD Best New Dance Production
Important NotesRunning Time: 2 hours; Age Restrictions: Age Suitability: 5+ recommended. Some scenes may not be suitable for very young children; Special effects: smoke/haze, possible strobe lighting but only in blasts here and there, not rapid fire.
Venue InformationSadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Nearest Tube or Train: Angel (Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 38, 341, 171a